In 2009, Iranian Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari was covering Iran’s volatile elections for Newsweek. One of the few reporters living in the country with access to US media, he made an appearance on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, in a taped interview with comedian Jason Jones. The interview was intended as satire, but if the Tehran authorities got the joke they didn’t like it – and it would quickly came back to haunt Bahari when he was rousted from his family home and thrown into prison. Making his directorial debut, Jon Stewart tells the tale of Bahari’s months-long imprisonment and interrogation in this powerful and affecting docudrama featuring a potent and performance by Gael GarcĂ­a Bernal recounting Bahari’s efforts to maintain his hope and his sanity in the face of isolation and persecution-through memories of his family, recollections of the music he loves, and thoughts of his wife and unborn child.

Directors: Jon Stewart, Mary Bailey
Actors: Gael Garcu00eda Bernal, Kim Bodnia, Dimitri Leonidas, Haluk Bilginer, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Golshifteh Farahani, Claire Foy, Amir El-Masry, Nasser Faris, Kambiz Hosseini, Numan Acar
Countrys: USA

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6.6 9,520 2014-11-07 103

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Job Title Member Name Job Title Member Name
DirectorJon StewartScreenplayJon Stewart
StoryMaziar BahariStoryAimee Molloy
ProducerGigi PritzkerProducerScott Rudin
ProducerJon StewartProducerAtilla Salih Yu00fccer
Director of PhotographyBobby BukowskiMusicHoward Shore
CastingRachel DesmarestCastingJina Jay
CastingDebra ZaneProduction DesignGerald Sullivan
Art DirectionSamy KeilaniSet DecorationNasser Zoubi
EditorJay RabinowitzSet DecorationKarim Kheir
Costume DesignPhaedra DahdalehCostume SupervisorAbdo Rayyan
Script SupervisorMary Bailey

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